Review: Summer on the Little Cornish Isles

cover-summer cornish islesTitle: Summer on the Little Cornish Isles
Author: Phillipa Ashley
Series: Little Cornish Isles #2
Genre: Romance/Women’s Fiction
Length: Novel
Available: 9th July

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Fans of Jill Mansell and Carole Matthews will love this gorgeous new book from the author of the bestselling Cornish Café series.

One summer can change everything …

Poppy has always loved Cornwall – the crisp sea air, the welcoming community. So when her boyfriend Dan suggests they leave their office jobs and take over the Starfish Studio on the Isles of Scilly, Poppy doesn’t need asking twice.

But things don’t go to plan when Dan dumps her, weeks before they’re due to move. Determined not to give up, Poppy accepts the help of local photographer Jake, her landlord’s grandson. But Jake is distracted by a loss from his past.

Can they turn the crumbling gallery into a success in time for tourist season? And will a summer on the little Cornish Isles mend just the studio – or Poppy’s heart too?


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Review: No Cowboy Required

cover-no cowboy requiredTitle: No Cowboy Required
Author: Joann Sky
Series: Biggest Little Love #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Short novel
Available: 14th May

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Grace Harper is a pro at handling the unexpected—which comes in handy when she inherits the ranch she ran away from years ago…along with a young, autistic stepbrother she’s never met. And because nothing ever goes easy for her, Grace finds her frustrating, sexy ex-flame, Noah, taking care of JJ. But if she’s getting out of this nowhere town, she’ll have to find a way to keep from throttling Noah—without kissing him first.

Noah Taylor may be enemy number one to Grace, but she needs his help. He knows the girl he used to love is still there, beneath the heels and fancy clothes, so he’ll help her—and keep his distance like she says she wants. Only the more time they spend together, the closer he wants to get. Grace has no intention of staying, but she belongs in his arms—he just has to prove it to her.


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Review: A Girl’s Best Friend

cover-a girl's best friendTitle: A Girl’s Best Friend
Author: Jules Wake
Series:
Genre: Chick Lit/Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Available: Now

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Welcome to your new cottage in the country – complete with grumpy vet, village gossip and a giant, lolloping, and very muddy dog…

City girl Ella wants to take refuge in the country, lick her wounds and work out what she’s going to do with the rest of her life. She certainly doesn’t want a four-legged house guest or have anything to do with village life. Unfortunately, the inhabitants of Wilsgrave have other ideas and before long she finds herself re-evaluating everything she thought she wanted out of life – with the help of her new furry best friend…


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Review: A Bicycle Made for Two

cover-bicycle made for twoTitle: A Bicycle Made for Two
Author: Mary Jayne Baker
Series: Love in the Dales #1
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Length: Novel
Available: Now

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A romantic comedy set against the backdrop of the 2014 Tour de France Grand Départ in Yorkshire.

In a lost corner of the Yorkshire Dales, Lana Donati runs a medieval theme restaurant, Here Be Flagons, with her brother. When she hatches a plan to boost business by getting the Grand Départ route to pass through their village, the small community must work together to convince the decision-makers they’re Tour material. Not easy when the cast of characters involved includes Lana’s shy, unlucky-in-love brother Tom, man-eating WI chair Yolanda, bickering spouses Gerry and Sue, arrogant TV star Harper Brady, and Lana’s arch-nemesis, former pro cyclist turned bike shop owner Stewart McLean, whose offbeat ideas might just cost them everything.


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Review: Worth Searching For

cover-worth searching forTitle: Worth Searching For
Author: Wendy Qualls
Series: Heart of the South #2
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Available: Now

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Most gay men wouldn’t expect to see their dreams come true in a small town in the Deep South. But the road to true love can lead to the unlikeliest places . . .

Disowned by his conservative Peruvian parents, Lito Apaza headed for gay-friendly Atlanta. Resilient, charismatic, and successful, he’s built a life on his terms—with a new family of friends and the unconditional love of his dog, Spot. Then his job forces him to relocate to tiny Black Lake, Alabama. Here, being fabulous isn’t exactly the town motto. However, Lito can’t help who he is any more than he can curb his feelings for a certain sexy ex-soldier.

A former dog handler in Afghanistan, Dave Schmidt now runs a volunteer K9 search-and-rescue team. Until he met Lito, his nights were free. As their hook-ups grow hotter, Dave and Lito have to admit this could be something nearer to romance. It’s not what Lito expected. And Dave isn’t used to the scrutiny of being visibly gay. Yet everything they’ve been secretly searching for could be right here in Black Lake. If Dave and Lito want a future together, one of them will have to make the first move . . .


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Review: Survive the Night

cover-survive the nightTitle: Survive the Night
Author: Katie Ruggle
Series: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit #3
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel
Available: Now

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He’s always been a haven:
For the lost. The sick. The injured.
But when a hunted woman takes shelter in his arms, this gentle giant swears he’ll do more than heal her battered spirit―he’ll defend her with his life.

K9 Officer Otto Gunnersen always had a soft spot for anyone in need. As Monroe’s very own Dr. Doolittle, he dedicates himself to rehabilitating the injured souls that cross his path―but for all his big heart, he’s never been in love.

Until he meets Sarah Clifton’s haunted eyes. Until he realizes he’ll do anything to save her.

All Sarah wants is to escape a life caught between ambitious crime families, but there’s no outrunning her past. Her power-mad brother would hunt her to the ends of the earth…but he’d never expect Sarah to fight back. With Otto and the whole of Monroe, Colorado by her side, Sarah’s finally ready to face whatever comes her way.

It’s time to take a stand.


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Review: The Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness

cover-year of surprising actsTitle: The Year of Surprising Acts of Kindness
Author: Laura Kemp
Series: – –
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Available: Now

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Sometimes all it takes to make the world a better place is a small act of kindness…

Ceri Price only means to stay in her mother’s childhood village in West Wales for a few nights. But when a case of mistaken identity lands her a job as a barmaid in the local pub, she unexpectedly finds friendship, and perhaps a chance at love.

Then mysterious acts of kindness – strings of bunting, a new signpost, pots of paint to spruce up the seafront houses – start bringing new life to the village. But who is behind these surprising gifts, and can a little kindness change all their lives?

Welcome to the Village of Love. Where friendship flourishes and love blooms…


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